The LCK begins on Wednesday with a couple of games, while the LPL rolls on. We break down picks and value targets from each position from DraftKings’ mixed LPL-LCK slate below.
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Hope ($12,600) is extremely tempting but I’d stick with Puff. Invictus Gaming has a favorable matchup against the inconsistency of Rogue Warriors as well. In four games in the summer split, Puff has very steady numbers across the board. He has 3.25 kills and 4 assists along with 1.5 deaths per game. He also has a CSPM of 8.95.
Others to consider: Hope ($12,600)
With the start of the LCK, there are more options for your League of Legends roster. An inexpensive top laner would go a long way in helping you balance your spending. Kiin had an average of 2.13 kills in 46 games in the spring split. He even had 4.76 assists along with an average creep score of 288 per game.
Others to consider: TheShy ($6,000)
From a statistical perspective, Ning has been decent at best to start this split. Invictus Gaming will look for a lot more from him. He has a kill participation of 7.5 so far, with 1.75 kills and 5.75 assists per game. Considering Ning’s prowess, his numbers should only improve as this season progresses.
Others to consider: SofM ($6,000)
Against Oh My God on Sunday, Scout finished with a combined KDA of 7/2/15. That improved his season averages to 3.4 kills, 2 deaths and 8 assists per game. Overall, he has a KDA of 4.75 and a CSPM of 8.36. He has also averaged 86.8 DKFP per game, an indicator of his consistency on the big stage.
Others to consider: Rookie ($8,000)
It would be a risky experiment to leave Hope out of this roster entirely. If not Captain, he should at least fill the ADC category. He has been terrific in the first few games of the summer split, having averaged 4.6 kills and 6.2 assists per game. He also has a CSPM of 9.2. He comfortably leads all ADCs in this slate in fantasy average of 86.2 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Teddy ($8,000)
Keria, for some reason, is highly undervalued in this DragonX team. Interestingly, he led the assists charts in the LCK in the spring split, averaging 9.13 assists per game over a period of 46 games. This level for a price of $4,600 is his unique selling proposition in this slate.
Invictus Gaming ($5,600)
The difference in quality is highest in this matchup. Invictus Gaming finished the spring split at the top of the LPL standings while Rogue Warriors finished 13th with a 7-9 series record. That gulf is stark and should result in a comparatively easier win for Invictus Gaming.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.